My parents are in Grace Presbyterian. It has three levels, and the overall atmosphere is very good. It goes from independent living to a little less independent, then to assisted living, to full and Alzheimer's care. The staff is wonderful. The grounds are gorgeous. The dining room is very nice with two sitting times for every meal. They have a library, media room, indoor pool, beauty salon, and nail salon. They offer tours and drive residents every week to wherever they need to go.
At Grace Presbyterian Village, I think they have a whole community there because they have retirement, assisted living, and a full rehab department, i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy. They have everything on the ground. It was out of our budget, and my father's finances were such that we can't afford this place. It was very clean. The employees were very friendly. There were other families that were coming in and visiting with loved ones, and it was very personable. In the memory care part, it was a locked area but we did see they were walking with the patients, and they were taking the patients out of the unit, so they're not there all day.
My grandfather was a resident at Grace Presbyterian for about 1 and a half years. That is, until he was hospitalized and passed away at the beginning of this year. He was in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's and required daily assistance and some supervision. The entire time he was there, I made regular visits on Saturdays to spend quality time with him. During the times that I visited the assisted living community, I'd found it to be rather helpful. My grandfather, although not exceedingly healthy, always appeared to be comfortable and cared for. He had constant help with grooming, hygiene, eating habits/ability and mobility. The amenities were copius and I noticed that my grandpa really benefited from being in the Garden Club. Certain times, he was not in a good enough mood to attend other social gatherings. Still, he always found time for gardening. This was something he'd always been interested in before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I was happy to see that his living community offered him an old past-time. Occasionally, he even seemed happy to be at some of the holiday events they had. Also, my grandpa was an ordained Reverend and when the disease took effect, he could no longer preach. So, I was overjoyed when I discovered that his assisted living provider was Christian-based and had worship services on Sundays and bible study opportunities. The Christian environment also seemed to play a big part in the staff's attitude. They were, for the most part, easy going, nice and understanding. However, I did think that sometimes they were a bit condescending when speaking to the residents. To be honest, there was only one particular staff member who made me feel this way. The remaining staff members were all pretty calm, cool and collected. Another major advantage of this provider was how they truly cared about my grandpa's health and well-being. They offered fitness classes at their fitness center and really helped the residents stay in shape. When my grandpa first moved there, he went to the fitness center a couple of times. Anyway, if I were to rate Grace Presbyterian on a scale from one to ten, I'd give them a nine. And, that's pretty optimistic coming from me!
Well at first you would pass right by this place without even knowing it was a nursing facility its in a very odd residential location to say the least but other than that it was a very pleasant expeince .They have a very nice landascaping and foutains outside for the residents to sit and dialouge. when you first enter the building you are greeted by a staff member. as you walk through the building you notice there is a huge courtyard outside with a gazebo and a rabbit ben filled with small bunnies and they have bird cages, as I walked thru the building I seen pictures of all the employees that have been there for sometime which displays there longivity which told me that they re3ally didnt have a high turn over when comes to the employees. In the dining room residents were served like at a five star resort or something they had wine and the menu of the day looked tasty.I did observe the kitchen staff encouring residents to 100% of there meal. in the nursing side of the facility was very nice the private rooms were kind of small but decent they have a huge indoor pool for therapy . They have an elevator leading to all of the physcial therpay and occupational therpayand boy were residents working hard down there I like that they would keep residents motivated .They have a huge church area in the church and you can tell the preist has been there for a longtime he was calling them by name the residents seem to love him I would recommend this to anyone who was living in the oakcliff area one of the best that I have seen in that area.
Grace Presbyterian Village/Presbyterian Village is a continuing care retirement community in Dallas, TX that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Grace Presbyterian Village/Presbyterian Village for more details on CCRC housing and rates.
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